Solid Waste Planning
Resource Recovery Coordinator
Woodland Meadows Landfill Expansion - Notice of Public Meeting
A meeting of the Wayne County Facility Inclusion Committee was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 20, 2018 at Van Buren Township Hall, 46425 Tyler Rd. The meeting washeld to consider Waste Management of Michigan, Inc.'s application for a proposed expansion of their municipal solid waste landfill to be included into Wayne County's Solid Waste Management Plan.
Solid Waste Management Plan
Where to Take Waste
- Disposal of Home Medical Sharps - The Wayne County Department of Public Services encourages safe disposal of sharps. Sharps include syringes, needles, and lancets. Unsafe disposal can cause injury to others and contamination of the environment. You can help prevent injury, illness, and pollution by following some simple steps when you dispose of the sharp objects and contaminated materials you use in administering health care in your home.
- Disposal of Unused or Unwanted Drugs - The U.S. Government has found that 80% of watersheds contain low levels of at least one type of pharmaceutical chemical, with half of our streams containing seven or more. Wastewater treatment facilities can't filter these chemicals out, so many drugs are being detected in drinking water. The effects of most of these products are unknown, but increased concentrations of antibiotics in drinking water have produced "super bugs" - bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. The risks of long-term exposure of these substances to humans and animals are unknown. While recommended for many years, the practice of flushing unused or unwanted drugs down the drain is not the best option for human health or the environment.
- Disposal of Used Electronics - Continual and rapid changes in the technology field can make high-technology equipment like computers, televisions, phones and other products obsolete very quickly. Many options are now in place to accept old and unwanted electronic items for recycling. Recycling outdated electronics helps in the safe management of their potentially hazardous components and supports the recovery and reuse of valuable materials. It also helps reduce the pollution and energy use tied to the production of new electronics.
List of e-waste items accepted
- Resource Recovery Guide
Additional Program Information